Kim can’t tell you how many messages and emails she’s received over the years asking the same question, “How can I delete myself from the internet?” Unfortunately, you can’t. Not exactly. There are just too many.

Data brokerage is a $200 billion industry—and because it’s so big and powerful, you can bet your weakest companies have a lot of information on you. Even if you delete all your social media accounts, change your address, and start living off the grid, you won’t be invisible.

Good news: You i can make a breakthrough in this mountain of private data that companies have about you. Tap or click here to get started. An integral part of the process is deleting or hiding your social media accounts.

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Most of us share too much on social media – and it’s hurting us

You may think you’re doing a good job of protecting your privacy on social media. But day after day and post after post, you volunteer enough information for strangers to piece together a tapestry of your life.

For example, the photos you share can reveal your location. If you upload a picture of yourself in your home, someone can determine your address using hidden data in your images. Tap or click here for forensic tools that reveal the metadata of any photo.

Bottom line: It’s amazing how much someone can learn about you from what you voluntarily post online. If you really want to protect your privacy, you should start deleting or hiding your social media accounts.

Here’s a handy tool that makes it easy for you

Going through every social media account sounds like a complete scam. Imagine manually logging into each account, navigating through each privacy section, and deleting everything, piece by piece. It sounds like it would take too long.

There’s a much faster way to clear your old posts from Twitter, Facebook, Imgur, and more. Enter Editing. If you want to delete a handful of accounts, this free tool makes it much easier. You can bulk delete posts, files, images and DMs.

With Redact, you can automatically remove posts from more than 20 sites and apps at once. Here are all the services that Redact supports:

Discord Twitter Reddit Facebook Twitch
Imgur Deviantart Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr
Microsoft Teams Skype Instagram Relaxation Tinder
Stack exchange Email TikTok Steam WordPress
MyAnimeList Mailbox d Disqus Quora Github
Spotify IMDB Gyazo Bumble Flickr

There’s more in store, though. According to his websitethe Redact team also plans to support Telegram, Messenger, Vimeo, VK Messenger, Medium, and Yelp.

Best of all, Redact is 100% free. Available for Windows, macOS and Linux.

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How safe is it?

You don’t have to worry about Redact storing your personal information. It does not log your messages or service credentials. However, it may log user actions, error warnings, and troubleshooting events.

You know what Kim always says, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch. If you’re not paying, you’re probably the product. That doesn’t seem to be the case with Redact.

On the FAQ page, the team says the service is free for desktop devices. It looks like the company will make its money from its upcoming mobile apps, which will charge for premium features. Transparency about money is always valued at Komando HQ.

Here’s how it works

After downloading the application to your computer, click on the icon. It will look like this when it opens:

You can scroll down and click on the service you want to clean. For this example, I decided to clean up my Facebook account. I clicked on the icon and Redact brought up a new window which I used to enter my username and password.

When you sign in, you’re still in the Redact app. It shows your full name and icon at the top. There are several different categories below that allow you to customize the data you want to delete. For example, you can delete everything within a certain period of time.

What if you don’t want to delete everything, but only certain types of posts? Redact has you covered. You can delete likes, comments, posts or even posts and comments. Redact even lets you delete or keep specific keywords.

Here’s what the options look like:

Best of all, Redact lets you preview your changes. This is a great way to get a visual idea of ​​exactly what you’re deleting. However, preview mode is only one of the four modes. To give you as many customization options as possible, you can choose one of the following options:

  • Preview mode: Allows you to see what will be deleted.
  • Delete mode: Deletes without preview.
  • Select and delete mode: Allows you to select what you want to delete.
  • Delete schedule: Schedule the deletion to occur multiple times.

I decided to delete all my Facebook likes. I pick Delete mode, which prompted a popup asking me to confirm. Then I knocked Start deleting.

It may take some time

At this point, Redact started loading every post I’ve ever liked on Facebook and deleting them in real time. My screen looked like this:

It may take some time for Redact to delete all your messages. It depends on your network speed. For example, you can edit three messages every second on your Tumblr account, while Discord or Facebook can be much slower.

In total, Redact took 18 minutes to delete 2,523 messages. It ran at an average speed of 2.73 messages per second. Imagine how long it would take to do all this by hand. Try it and see how much time you’ll save!

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